US Capitol Riot: QAnon Shaman pleads guilty to felony

US Capitol Riot: QAnon Shaman pleads guilty to felony

A bare-chested "shaman" wearing horns and face paint who became one of the most infamous faces of the US Capitol insurrection, has pleaded guilty to felony.

The Arizona man identified as Jacob Anthony Chansley was caught on camera shirtless, carrying a spear and sporting a horned fur hat during the violence. It became one of the images synonymous with the infamous day and he also became known as the "QAnon Shaman".

He pleaded guilty on Friday September 3, to obstructing a US congressional meeting and also admitted to "disorderly and disruptive conduct" when he obstructed congressional proceedings and threatened officials.

Chansley who has been a subscriber to QAnon, the far-right conspiracy theory blamed for fueling the unrest, had told the court he had "mental vulnerabilities," although psychiatric professionals had certified Chansley was competent to stand trial before the case.

Defence lawyer of the insurrectionist who has already been in prison for 8 months before the plea, said on Friday September 3 that Chansley was disappointed that Trump did not pardon him.

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